Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love and Rockets, Vol. 41. “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4″
Following up on the storylines started in Vol. 3, the Brothers Hernandez, specifically Jamie, deliver one of the high points of their career. By Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

2. “Habibi”
Long-awaited graphic novel “Habibi” is a timeless, “Arabian Nights”-styled tale that follows the lives of two orphaned slaves. Exotic and lush, yet heartbreaking at times, it is an exploration of the Islamic culture by one of comics’ most deft craftsmen. By Craig Thompson.

3. “Hark! A Vagrant”
Kate Beaton takes a humorous trip through history and literature with witty, absurd humor featuring characters from Napoleon to Nancy Drew in this collection of comic strips. By Kate Beaton.

4. “Return to Perdition”
Vietnam veteran Michael Satariano Jr. attempts to get revenge for the mob hits on his parents. Working with a black ops program, Michael finds himself caught up in intrigue on all sides, and becomes even more conflicted once he enters a romance with a mobster’s niece. By Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty.

5. “Big Questions”
This existentialist graphic novel follows a flock of birds dealing with a newcomer. Massive, bizarre and thought-provoking. By Anders Nilsen.

6. “Daytripper”
Originally released as 10 individual issues, each issue follows a day in the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez, with each ending the same — he dies. The following story picks up at a different point in Bras’ life, unconnected to his previous death. By Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

7. “Feynman”
This graphic novel recounts the life and career of noted physicist Richard P. Feynman in a funny and educational book. By Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

8. “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story”
Jeff Jensen writes a true-crime story of the killer who plagued Oregon. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case, and the book also looks at the impact the case had on the family. Art by Jonathan Case.

9. “The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists”
It’s an alternate history of Canadian cartooning, centered on a fictional cartoon society in the city of Dominion, which served as a gathering place for artists. By Seth.

10. “Troop 142″
A webcomic story of a summer at a boys’ scout camp, it explores the cruelty of childhood, and the veneer of civility we paste on top of such conflicts as adults. By Mike Dawson.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome graphic novels of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
  • Action Comics #981
  • All New Wolverine #21
  • Amazing Spider-man Renew Your Vows #8
  • Amerikarate #4
  • Back To The Future #20
  • Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #11
  • Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #3
  • Betty & Veronica By Adam Hughes #3
  • Birthright #25
  • Black Cloud #3
  • Black Panther Crew #3
  • Briggs Land Lone Wolves #1
  • Bug The Adventures Of Forager #2
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #23
  • Catalyst Prime Accell #1
  • Copperhead #14
  • Damned #2
  • Dark Days The Forge #1
  • Darkness Visible #5
  • Deadpool #32
  • Defenders #1
  • Detective Comics #958
  • Dollface #5
  • Dragon Age Knight Errant #2
  • Dungeons & Dragons Frost Giants Fury #3
  • Flash #24
  • Generation X #3
  • Godshaper #3
  • Gotham Academy Second Semester #10
  • Grass Kings #4
  • Green Valley #9
  • Gwenpool #17
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #22
  • Harrow County #24
  • Hulk #7
  • Invader Zim #20
  • Jem & The Holograms #26
  • Jim Butcher Dresden Files Dog Men #1
  • Jimmys Bastards #1
  • John Carter The End #5
  • Justice League Of America #8
  • Kill The Minotaur #1
  • Kim Reaper #3
  • Kingpin #5
  • Legion Of Super Heroes Bugs Bunny Special #1
  • Manifest Destiny #29
  • Martian Manhunter Marvin The Martian Special #1
  • Misfit City #2
  • Mother Russia #1
  • Ms Marvel #19
  • Neil Gaiman American Gods Shadows #4
  • New Super Man #12
  • Normandy Gold #1
  • Old Man Logan #25
  • Optimus Prime #8
  • Planet Of Apes Green Lantern #5
  • Predator Vs Judge Dredd Vs Aliens #4
  • Quantum Teens Are Go #4
  • Rai History Of Valiant Univ #1
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #11
  • Regression #2
  • Revolutionaries #5
  • Rose #3
  • Scooby Apocalypse #14
  • Scooby Doo Where Are You #82
  • Secret Empire #4
  • Secret Empire United #1
  • Secret Warriors #3
  • Shadows On The Grave #5
  • Sovereigns #2
  • Space Riders Galaxy Of Brutality #2
  • Spookhouse #5
  • Star Wars #32
  • Suicide Squad #19
  • Supergirl #10
  • Superwoman #11
  • Tekken #2
  • Thanos #8
  • Theres Nothing There #2
  • Titans #12
  • Tmnt Ongoing #70
  • Tomboy #11
  • Transformers Salvation #1
  • Trespasser #1
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21
  • Uncanny Avengers #24
  • Venom #151
  • Vision Directors Cut #1
  • Weapon X #4
  • Winnebago Graveyard #1
  • Wonder Woman #24
  • World Reader #3
  • X-men Blue #5
  • Zombies Assemble #3
  • Adventures Of Superhero Girl Hc Expanded Ed
  • Amazing Spider-man Renew Vows Tp Vol 01 Brawl In Family
  • Batwoman By Greg Rucka And Jh Williams Iii Tp
  • Black Monday Murders Tp Vol 01 All Hail God Mammon
  • Black Panther World Of Wakanda Tp Vol 01
  • Damsels In Excess Tp Vol 01
  • Divinity Iii Heroes Of The Glorious Stalinverse Tp
  • Gary Gianni Monstermen & Other Scary Stories Tp
  • Hawkman By Geoff Johns Tp Book 01
  • Jack Kirby Forever People Artist Ed Hc
  • Legend Of Zelda Legendary Ed Gn Vol 02 Oracle Seasons Ages
  • Legend Of Zelda Legendary Ed Gn Vol 03 Majora Mask Link Past
  • Mad About Trump Tp
  • Moebius Library World Of Edena Hc
  • Mother Panic Tp Vol 01 Work In Progress
  • Motor Crush Tp Vol 01
  • Ms Marvel Hc Vol 03
  • My First Smurfs Tp Vol 01
  • Nightwing Tp Vol 02 Back To Bludhaven
  • Pokemon Xy Gn Vol 03
  • Pop Gun War Tp Vol 02 Chain Letter
  • Rockstars Tp Vol 01 Nativity In Blacklight
  • Rom Tp Vol 02
  • Sabrina Chilling Adventures Tp Vol 01
  • She Wolf Tp Vol 02
  • Sixth Gun Tp Vol 01 Cold Dead Fingers
  • Spider-woman Tp Vol 03 Shifting Gears Scare Tactics
  • Teen Titans The Bronze Age Omnibus Hc
  • Teen Titans Tp Vol 01 Damian Knows Best
  • Venom Tp Vol 01 Homecoming
  • Violent Love Tp Vol 01 Stay Dangerous
  • Wonder Woman & The Justice League America Tp Vol 01
  • Batman Black & White Statue Nightwing By Jim Lee
 
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